Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1972

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Committee Chair

Bernard Jackson

Second Committee Member

Roger L. Garrett

Third Committee Member

Richard V. Alumbaugh


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between articulation disorders and self-monitoring auditory discrimination. In developing this study, 160 children, 80 males and 80 females, from kindergarten through fourth grades, were selected as subjects. They were divided into normal and defective speaking groups based on the results of a speech screening test. An Articulation and Self-Monitoring Test was administered to these children. The results showed their total number of articulation and self-monitoring errors. These error scores were statistically analyzed with other pertinent characteristics of the subjects relative to the study. The tools of analyses were: (1) an analysis of variance, (2) a linear regression, and (3) a factorial analysis of covariance. The most important conclusion was that articulation ability is significantly correlated to self-monitoring ability.